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Are you in grades 6-8? Do you like to read books and discuss what you’ve read (and have a lot of fun?) Consider joining Tween Page Turners. We meet once a month (the last Wednesday of the month) from 4-5 pm in conference Room A. We read a different book each month, and sometimes we read Advanced Reader’s Copies (books that are not yet published) and review them for the library. We currently are about half full, and are looking for new tweens to join us! If you are interested, please stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up a copy of the bookfor the next month’s meeting.

If you would like any further information, or have any questions, please email Mary Ayers at mcayers@aclibrary.org.

Some of the recent titles we’ve read:

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Secret of Platform 13 by Iva Ibbotson

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

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If you haven’t heard yet, we have a really fun Manga program for kids ages 10-12!  Manga are Japanese comic books that are characterized by very distinctive and highly stylized illustrations.  If you enjoy comic books and graphic novels and are interested in improving your drawing skills, come join us!  Karen Luk, a professional illustrator and comic artist, will be teaching you the secrets of drawing Manga faces, expressions and characters.  Karen’s work was on display just a few short months ago at the Cartoon Art Museum.  I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of her art and I’m definitely looking forward to this program at my library branch.  Here are the upcoming dates and locations.

Niles Library – Tuesday, May 15th @ 3:15 p.m.

San Lorenzo Library – Wednesday, May 16th @ 3:30 p.m.

Centerville Library – Thursday, May 17th @ 3:30 p.m.

Fremont Main Library – Tuesday, May 22nd @ 4 p.m.

Irvington Library – Wednesday, May 23rd @ 3:15 p.m.

Call your library branch for registration information.

Check out Karen Luk in action below:

 

If you are unable to come to one of our manga programs you might want to take a look at the manga drawing books the library has here.

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Is Facebook safe?  As Facebook becoming a huge social networking media among teens, even tweens or younger children if they faked their age (yes, sadly more than 7.5 million kids under 13 are on Facebook), more and more parents are concerned about what their children are doing on this website.  To help parents understand Facebook and learn how to use privacy and security settings so they can advise their children in social media safety, the Centerville Library is offering Facebook Basics classes for parents in multi-languages.  Our first session will be offered in Mandarin on Thursday, November 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  If needed, a one-on-one appointment with a teen volunteer can be arranged to assist you through the process of setting up a Facebook account.

怎麼辦? 我家的青少年整天掛在Facebook上, Facebook到底安不安全? 您知道嗎? Facebook的人口數, 已使它成為世界第三大國了, 是個”非識不可”的社交網站. 為了因應許多家長的需求, Centerville圖書館決定推出Facebook入門與安全設定課程, 第一場將以中文進行, 歡迎想讓 “擔心” 變 “放心” 的家長踴躍參加!  日期為11月10日, 1:00-2:00 PM.   如有需要, 課後還可另行安排時間, 由青少年義工輔導您建立Facebook帳號.

Centerville圖書館地址如下, 詳情請洽張小姐(Chien), 510-795-2629, email: cchang@aclibrary.org

The Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536

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Book Club

Attention 6th, 7th and 8th graders! Our Tween Page Turners Book Group is going to be meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month, beginning today! If you love to read and discuss books you’ve read with other tweens, this is the group for you. We meet once a month in Conference Room A, from 4-5 pm. You must register in advance for the group at the Children’s Desk, where you will receive a copy of this month’s book and some questions to consider for our discussion. If you have any questions about the group, please contact Mary Ayers at:  mcayers@aclibrary.org or call (510) 745-1408.

This month we read a variety of advanced reader’s copies. Stop by the meeting to sign up for next month’s book, or stop by the Children’s Desk after today (5/25/11).

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Scrapbooking 4 Tweens

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You probably have tons of great photos of family, friends, places or pets (or lots of other things/people too) that you’d love to share in a fun, creative way, right? Come on now, I know you do. Well, have we got the program for you!

Scrapbooking 4 Tweens

Who: Ages 10-13
When: Thursday March 27, 2-3 p.m. 
Where: Fukaya Room, Fremont Main Library

This is a FREE program. Instruction and supplies will be provided. All you need to bring are some photos and your imagination.

Due to space limitations, registration is required for this event.

Registration begins Monday March 17.

Remember, you must be between the ages of 10-13 years old.

There will be door prizes, too!

And don’t forget to bring some photos.

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